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Who Tweeted About It First? A Peek At Twitter's Early Archives

Who tweeted about twerking first? A new Twitter archive search opens up the site's earliest history. Here are a few of the most interesting firsts.

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The creation of "Follow Fridays":

I am starting Follow Fridays. Every Friday, suggest a person to follow, and everyone follow him/her. Today its @fancyjeffrey & @w1redone.

Micah Baldwin

@micah

I am starting Follow Fridays. Every Friday, suggest a person to follow, and everyone follow him/her. Today its @fancyjeffrey & @w1redone.

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Follow Fridays - suggest someone to follow / everyone follow / use the hastag #followfriday (thanks @myklroventine for the hashtag idea)

Micah Baldwin

@micah

Follow Fridays - suggest someone to follow / everyone follow / use the hastag #followfriday (thanks @myklroventine for the hashtag idea)

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And the genesis of terrible terms like "tweeps":

goodnight....twitters? Tweeps? Twits? Goodnight.

Robert Sinclaire

@RobertSinclaire

goodnight....twitters? Tweeps? Twits? Goodnight.

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And Glocal:

Antonio Tombolini

@TomBolini

Business-planning about Glocal Food

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"The future of news":

Amused how I keep hearing about SF earthquakes via Twitter. Is this the future of news?

Rex Sorgatz

@fimoculous

Amused how I keep hearing about SF earthquakes via Twitter. Is this the future of news?

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The first LOL:

did the church thing now doin the family thing happy easter heathens lol

Krissy Bush

@krissy

did the church thing now doin the family thing happy easter heathens lol

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First sext:

Pawel Pojawa

@ppojawa

having sext break

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The iPhone:

Had a dream last night that Steve Jobs gave me a demo of the iPhone and the ringtones were all hyphy. Hrm.

Jack Dorsey

@jack

Had a dream last night that Steve Jobs gave me a demo of the iPhone and the ringtones were all hyphy. Hrm.

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Michell Zappa

@michellzappa

holding out for the iPhone

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The cronut is far older than we thought...

Getting a crossaint and a donut....A Cronut baha

Darnel Giovani

@DarnelGiovani

Getting a crossaint and a donut....A Cronut baha

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And the earlier "twurking."

Burger Meat

@FROG_BIRD

I whistle while i twurk

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Mark Zuckerberg has come a long way since his first mention on Twitter...

Mark Zuckerberg: good at running Facebook, awkward at panels.

Nick Douglas

@toomuchnick

Mark Zuckerberg: good at running Facebook, awkward at panels.

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And so has Justin Bieber.

@asherroth man... that Justin Bieber kid is fire...

Brandon D

@BDray

@asherroth man... that Justin Bieber kid is fire...

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Which is linked to an amazing 2008 blog post. "Remember where you heard it from first; Justin Bieber is going to be MAJOR!"

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Donald Trump...not so much.

Danileeta

@so_n_so

Donald Trump needs to die.

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And a few things that remind us nothing has changed since 2006:

Cat videos:

watching cat videos on youtube

Craig

@craigcook

watching cat videos on youtube

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Facebook:

i fell into facebook and i can't get out

Adam Rugel

@Adam

i fell into facebook and i can't get out

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If the current Facebook user backlash tells us one thing, it's that Facebook users don't really understand what's private and what's public online.

Brian ⊕ Del Vecchio

@Hybernaut

If the current Facebook user backlash tells us one thing, it's that Facebook users don't really understand what's private and what's public online.

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And, for posterity, the first mention of BuzzFeed:

Twitter on Buzzfeed.http://buzzfeed.com/buzz/Twitter -- now, to submit this post to Buzzfeed to go for another loop...

tim shey

@moth

Twitter on Buzzfeed.http://buzzfeed.com/buzz/Twitter -- now, to submit this post to Buzzfeed to go for another loop...

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Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.

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